Here is Everything New on Britbox in August 2018:
August 1st: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco – (BritBox Original Premiere) – Set during the unmistakable social change of the mid 1950’s, BritBox’s very first original series, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco. Picking up in 1956, the follow-up to The Bletchley Circle (2012-14 ITV/ PBS), the new series finds two of the original lead characters, Millie (Rachael Stirling) and Jean (Julie Graham), as they travel to America and join forces with two U.S. codebreakers to tackle a string of new murder cases. New episodes air every Wednesday (August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th).
August 1st: Marley’s Ghost- (BritBox Premiere) – Marley Wise has a rare gift: she can talk to the dead, which sadly now includes her husband, her lover, and the local vicar. The series follows her as she to work, love and, most importantly, live, while sharing her life with these three ghosts. Can they all learn to co-exist under the same roof?
August 4th: 24 Hours In Police Custody – (North America Exclusive Premiere – Seasons 1 & 2) – Using fixed rig and handheld cameras and with unique access to both detectives and suspects, viewers will be captivated by close-up detail of interrogations as each case is pieced together. Combining the drama of cops and robbers in the real world with humanity and humor, watch as police work against the clock to put criminals behind bars.
August 8th: Three Girls – (North America Exclusive Premiere) – This multi Bafta winning true crime drama tells the poignant and powerful story about a childhood friendship broken by abuse and under-age girls betrayed by the very system that should have kept them safe. Maxine Peak & Lesley Sharpe star in this series based on the victims of the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal, this brutally honest three-parter is part thriller and part miscarriage-of-justice drama.
August 11th: The Monarchy – (BritBox Premiere) – A documentary series which takes a searching look at the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. The program offer a revealing insight into the world’s most famous family, looking at how the monarchy works, how it has evolved over the centuries and the challenges it faces in the present and the future.
August 15th : Bliss – (North America Exclusive Premiere) – From acclaimed writer, director and performer David Cross (Arrested Development) and featuring a star-studded cast including Heather Graham and Stephen Mangan, this unmissable new comedy from Sky TV follows the complicated double life of a successful travel writer who, through extenuating circumstances, finds himself living between two families.
August 18th : Suffragettes– (North America Exclusive Premiere) – 2018 marks 100 years since the first women over the age of 30 (who owned property) were allowed to vote in the UK.In this dramatised documentary, popular historian Lucy Worsley tells the story of a group of less well known, but equally astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who decided to go against every rule and expectation that Edwardian society had about them.
August 25th: In Plain Sight (UK) – (BritBox Premiere) – A three part TV miniseries about Lanarkshire’s Detective William Muncie and his quest to bring to justice notorious killer Peter Manuel.
August 27th: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – (North American Exclusive Premiere) – This simulcast UK event set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, is a spectacular display of military ceremony from across the commonwealth and the world. The term Tattoo is used to describe an evening of entertainment performed by military musicians as they end their day. Today’s show is watched by millions across the globe and features a large variety of military bands and hundreds of performers, it culminates in a firework display from the top of the castle.
August 29th: Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled – (North American Exclusive Premiere) – This month’s addition to the BritBox’s popular Panel Channel. Hosted by Alan Davies and featuring an eclectic mix of A-list and up-and-coming faces, this unique panel show finds guest sitting around a small table for a discussion about… well, anything. There’s no script, no rehearsals, no agenda, just the aim of being interesting and funny.
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